India Covid cases soar past 20 million: official data


NEW DELHI, May 4, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – India’s total Covid caseload soared past 20 million on Tuesday, official data showed as the pandemic continued to wreak havoc in the country’s hospitals.

In the past 24 hours, India added 357,229 cases, taking the total to 20.3 million, according to the health ministry. Deaths rose 3,449 to 222,408. Many experts suspect the true number is much higher.